Robbie Jack

In all the interviews I read with Simon McBurney, he was painted as a very difficult figure to talk to. I found the opposite. He asked about me, the birds, how lockdown was going. His style of conversation is definitely unique – he pauses for five or ten seconds after every question, and his stories meander unexpectedly at length – but his answers always lead somewhere exciting.

I loved speaking to him, and I’m proud of this piece.

Read it on The Stage here.

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Tristram Kenton / The Guardian

We don’t hear enough about failure from successful people. For this piece, I spoke to four prolific playwrights – Alan Ayckbourn, Lynn Nottage, April De Angelis and Anthony Neilson – about times when their shows have gone disastrously wrong. This was all before the pandemic, so there was still an element of innocent joy in hearing about these relative crises.

Read it here.

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